Upon arrival at Ivato international airport in Antananarivo, a member from our Team representing Ortour will welcome you and then transferring you to your hotel for check-in and overnight in hotel du Louvre (Top) or Chalet des Roses (high-midrange) , Hotel Tripolitsa (high-midrange), in BB.
Morondava – Kirindy
This day, check in at the airport and take a flight to get to the western part of Madagascar. Morondava is the capital of the tribe of ‘Sakalavan’i Menabe’. The trip in the west coast precisely in Morondava is best known for its Baobab species that the nation itself possesses a large number of 7 out of 9 species worldwide, and Adansonia grandidieri is the most majestic species reaching 30m in height. We continue driving to Kirindy Reserve, a privately managed forest by a Swiss company. Night walk in the forest in search of endemic animals .Kirindy is the best place in the whole island to observe the rare Coquereli’s giant mouse, lemur and pygmy mouse-lemur, fork-crowned lemur, Gray mouse lemur, western fat-tailed dwarf lemur and the red-tailed sportive lemur; with 50 species of reptiles, several bats, tenrecs, mongooses, the jumping rat, etc… completing the mammal population.
Overnight at Relais du Kirindy or at the Kirindy Lodge (low midrange) in BB.
Kirindy – Tsingy de Bemaraha
Morning visit at Kirindy reserve. The Fosa makes its home in this reserve and can be found in the forest in hunt for its prey. Also, there are 40 species of birds, 8 species of lemurs including the brown lemurs and the dancing sifakas. These long-legged, white with dark patches, leap among tree trunks high in the canopy, propelled by their powerful hind legs but continually maintaining an upright posture. After the morning visit, leave Kirindy and drive to Tsingy of Bemaraha. Overnight at the Soleil de Tsingy (top) or Orchidee de Bemaraha or Grand hotel in BB (high-midrange Hotel option)
Visite du Tsingy de Bemaraha
We should be ready devoting the whole day visiting both the Great and Little Tsingy in order to observe animals in this exceptional park covered with limestone pinnacle found nowhere else in the world. Based upon the estimation provided by scientists, it is claimed that the park possesses a high rate of endemism reaching 86, 7%. 11 species of lemurs are recorded, and five families of Bats, 103 species of bird species nesting in this area. The index of the reptiles and amphibians is as large as Bemaraha possessing 34 species. During the hike in the park, there is a broad canyon crossed by a swinging suspension bridge. Harness has to be put on and avoid skirts for females or flip flops. Amid all this grey pinnacles sprout the green plants, pachypodiums and other succulent plants. Expect to see the Giant Coua, the long eared owls perched on tree branch.
Overnight at the hotel Soleil de Tsingy (top) or Orchidee de Bemaraha in BB (high-midrange Hotel option), Le Grand Hotel.
Tsingy – Morondava
Drive back to Morondava. Stop en route including the Amorous Baobab, the Baobab Alley; about 15 km north of Morondava is the famous Baobabs Avenue and the Twin Baobabs. The best times to visit are during sunset, when the colours of the trees change, as well it is a good opportunity to take a photo .
Overnight at the Top Hotel option: Baobab Café or Palissandre de l’Ouest in HB or at Chez Maggie or Renala Sable d’Or in BB (high-midrange).
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